Local Government

Public entities, elected officials, and political subdivisions face undeniable scrutiny and need lawyers who not only understand the law, but also understand the complex and often delicate relationships formed between public officials amongst each other in addition to the general public.

Our attorneys are well known for our representation of public entities and the elected officials that represent those entities.  Our attorneys have unparalleled knowledge of the local, state, and federal laws that affect the responsibilities and liabilities of the public entities that we represent.

We have successfully defended a wide variety claims in both federal and state court including:

  • Tax
  • Foreclosure
  • Wage payment and FLSA Claims
  • EEOC Claims
  • Infrastructure claims
  • Land use and zoning disputes
  • Personal injury
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Public Records Act
  • 1983 Civil Rights Act claims
  • Constitutional Violations
  • Disability discrimination
  • Title VII violations
  • Wrongful death under state and federal law
  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent training
  • Monell violations

In addition to being successful litigators, our attorneys also provide a variety of other services to governmental officials and public entities, including:

  • Legal opinions
  • Ethics opinions
  • General counsel advice
  • Pre-litigation investigation, consultation and recommendations
  • Training and risk management
  • Policy development and implementation
  • Procurement

Related

  • Business
  • Corrections
  • Law Enforcement
  • Risk Management
  • Civil Rights §1983 Litigation
  • ADA Litigation
  • Jail Suicide Litigation
  • Gross Negligence
  • Governmental Immunity
  • Automobile Accidents

 

From the Blog:

Erlingson Banks Celebrates Ten Year Anniversary

CHEERS TO YEARS! Erlingson Banks employees celebrated our 10 year anniversary a few weeks early with fun games at the office, an escape room at the 13th Gate Escape, and an evening at Tsunami Sushi Baton Rouge. Looking forward to many more years!

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Erlingson Banks Attorneys Attend June BRBA Lunch

Erlingson Banks attorneys Cathy St. Pierre and Tara Johnston had a great time attending the Baton Rouge Bar Association's June Bar Luncheon yesterday. This month’s guest speaker was the LSU Men's Basketball Coach, Matt McMahon. We are excited to see the success...

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